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It was simple, just days before this layout's first exhibition it did not have a name and I had no idea what to call it.

Before its first exhibition in 2001 at the Tonbridge Model Railway Club's show, I received a phone call from one of their exhibition committee telling me that a flu epidemic had knocked out some of their visiting exhibitors and was asked if I could bring this pier tramway layout along? I was initially hesitant due to its small size and limited operation but agreed.

Now it came to the name of this layout - I didn't have a clue what to call it and during our conversation, the theme from the TV comedy series 'Dad's Army' was heard on our respective televisions, as Dad's Army was based in the fictitious town of Walmington-on-Sea, we agreed to call the layout 'Walmington Pier Tramway' - the original name.

The rest is history!!!

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